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Dubiln by Lamplight

October 24, 2016

A remounting of the critically acclaimed, Barrymore award winning Dublin by Lamplight will be this year’s Mandell Professionals in Residence Project (MPiRP). Philadelphia’s Inis Nua Theatre Company, through thirteen seasons, twelve American premieres, including three Philly premieres of work by Ireland's most prominent of playwrights Enda Walsh, is this year’s MPiRP resident company. Inis Nua’s productions have garnered thirteen Barrymore nominations and five wins. Dublin By Lamplight, written by Michael West, will be directed by Tom Reing, the company’s Artistic Director, and will play multiple performances at the Mandell Theater.

Come step into Dublin, 1904, amidst the filth and fury as the Irish National Theatre of Ireland is ready to burst into life in a city teeming with poverty and political unrest. Fading stars, rebels, escorts and romantics irreverently expose the strange and lurid world of Dublin by Lamplight as six actors, drawn from Inis Nua and Drexel students, play over forty roles in a fast-paced tale about the launch of the Irish National Theatre. Employing the techniques of commedia dell'arte, this glorious play was a breakout hit for Inis Nua in 2011. Reviewed by the Guardian “West’s script brilliantly mixes fact and fiction, poetry and politics.” For tickets and a complete show schedule, click here.

Translated from the Irish language, Inis Nua means “New Island.” Their mission is to produce contemporary, provocative plays from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales which reflect those cultures’ new identities in today’s world. Inis Nua also seeks to cultivate and produce contemporary, provocative work from American playwrights who deal with the Irish-American, Welsh-American, Scottish-American and Anglo-American experience. Read the recent Philadelphia Inquirer article on the company. (MPiRP) is supported in part by a grant from the Samuel P. Mandell Foundation.


Show Schedule

Preview: November 9 & 10 // 8pm

Opening: November 11 // 8pm

November 12, 16-19 // 8pm

November 13 & 20 // 2pm


General Admission: $30-35

Students: $15

Drexel Students/Faculty/Staff: $10